Instead of just delivering performances on stage, Matt Stillwell is mixing music with charity by hitting baseball fields across America in collaboration with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. This last weekend while in Tampa, he met with members of the local police department and hosted underprivileged children to participate in a youth mentor program uniting police officers with children.
Matt Has Already Made Nine Tour Stops Across The Country
This program named Badges For Baseball have proven to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and today’s youth through the game of baseball.
Community Youth Needs Positive Interactions With Officers
Many of these children do not have access to positive peers and mentors, but with the participation of athletes, musicians and the local law enforcement, these kids create positive memories with their communities.
The Kids Love Him!
Stillwell feels so strongly about this project, he’s dedicated an entire tour through December to meeting with local police, at-risk youth, and professional youth mentors to play baseball!
This Tour Has A Powerful Purpose
The program has proven to reshape the relationship between law enforcement and children in 372 communities in 18 states, impacting over 28,837 at-risk youths.
Bringing Community Officials And At-Risk Youth Together To Create Positive Memories
While Matt played baseball at Western Carolina University, he later traded in the sport for his music. By being able to mix both of these loves together, he’s found the ultimate sweet spot where he can give back.